"Get the Message Out"
KGVA is an educational, non-commercial, public radio station serving the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation and surrounding communities. KGVA was established in 1996 and licensed through Aaniiih Nakoda College, previously known as Fort Belknap College. KGVA will serve the educational, informational and cultural needs of Indians and non-Indians, both on the reservation and in the nearby communities. It will serve four purposes: (1) To bring National Public Radio to this large unserved area; (2) To provide a key emergency alerting system to service this windy region beset by climate extremes; (3) Promote the educational mission of Aaniiih Nakoda College; and (4) To increase the social and economic well being by facilitating interaction between Indian and non-Indian communities. KGVA broadcasts on a 90-kilowatt transmitter serving over 25,000 people in a coverage area of 9,491 square miles.
The call letters KGVA signify the two tribes of Fort Belknap the Gros-Ventre and Assinibione.
KGVA's mission is to "Get the Message Out", by serving as a vital communications tool for the Native American and non-Native American communities within the station's service area. KGVA will be inclusive, serving all communities to create a cohesion among people of different backgrounds. KGVA will provide programming that fulfills the cultural, educational and entertainment needs of the community. KGVA is an extended service of Aaniiih Nakoda College.